Frequently Asked Questions


What do you mean by the term, "single wire ignition"?
What's included in the kit?
How much is the kit?
What are the benefits of installing a Breakerless SE in my vehicle?
Do I need to remove my distributor to install the Breakerless SE?
Will it work with my tachometer?
Can the Breakerless SE be used in non-GM distributors?
How rugged or durable is the Breakerless SE?
What are some of the important safety features of the Breakerless SE?
What kind of coil can be used with the Breakerless SE?
What types of performance coils can be used with the Breakerless SE?
Can I use an aftermarket CDI ignition box with the Breakerless SE?
Can I use a Rev Limiter?
Will I need to change my spark plugs to a different heat range?
Will I need to change the gap of my spark plugs?
What is the maximum operating RPM?
What are the electrical specifications for the Breakerless SE?
How does the Breakerless SE compare to other electronic conversion kits?
Tell me more about ignitions, coils and spark plug wires.



 

 

 

What do you mean, "single wire ignition"?

The Breakerless SE requires only one wire to operate, the original points wire. This not only simplifies installation, but preserves the stock appearance of the original factory wiring and distributor. Similar ignition conversion systems on the market use two or three wires to operate, making installation difficult, and creating a "non-stock" appearance in your engine compartment.


What's included in the kit?

The Breakerless SE single wire ignition kit comes with everything you'll need to complete your installation. Kit includes 1 Module, 1 two-piece vane assembly, all necessary mounting hardware and a comprehensive instruction sheet.


How much is the kit?

The Breakerless SE single wire ignition kit is priced at $159.00. Click here to order one online. If you prefer to order by phone; call our order desk at (562) 926-9552 


What are the benefits of installing a Breakerless SE in my vehicle?

The benefits you'll realize by installing the Breakerless SE include: higher ignition voltage, more accurate timing, longer plug life, increased fuel economy, faster starts and improved performance. The most obvious and important benefit however is not having to change or adjust your points ever again.


Do I need to remove my distributor to install the Breakerless SE?

No, the Breakerless SE may be installed with the distributor in the car.


Will it work with my Tachometer?

The Breakerless SE is compatible with factory and aftermarket tachs. A tach filter should not be required. However, if one was originally installed in the vehicle it should be left in place. Some low cost, imported and reproduction tachs do a poor job of triggering from the coil (-) signal and may require additional filtering to prevent erratic or inaccurate readings. The tachometer manufacturer should be contacted to resolve these types of problems.


Can the Breakerless SE be used in aftermarket type distributors?

The Breakerless SE is designed to be used with 1957 to 1974 GM, AMC or Jeep V8 breaker point type distributors (with windowed style distributor caps). 

NOTE: The Breakerless SE will not fit or work with aftermarket distributors (ie. Accel, Mallory, MSD etc.).

How rugged or durable is the Breakerless SE?

The exterior of the Breakerless SE is molded from PPS, making it impervious to heat and solvent (up to 500F). The electronics inside are potted/sealed with thermally conductive epoxy protecting them from vibration and moisture. We are so confident in the construction quality of the Breakerless SE that we offer a three year warranty.


What are some of the important safety features of the Breakerless SE?

1. The SE is polarity protected against accidental reverse battery installation. 
2. The SE will withstand battery jump starts and will operate down to 6 volts to ensure cold weather starting.
3. The SE is designed to shut off 1 second after the engine stops. This feature protects the coil and ignition should the key be accidentally left in the ON position. 


What kind of coil can be used with the Breakerless SE?

The Breakerless SE is compatible with all original/stock GM coils. Most aftermarket/high performance coils are compatible as well. Be sure to follow the coil manufacturers installation instructions carefully whenever installing a new coil. Before you buy a new coil, you may want to read this.


What types of performance coils can be used with the Breakerless SE?

The Breakerless SE can safely be used with coils having a minimum primary resistance of 1.2 ohms when used in conjunction with the factory installed ballast resistor. Note however that actual performance depends on several factors, such as charge time, secondary available voltage, spark duration, spark energy, etc.

Generally speaking, most stock and lightly modified street driven vehicles will not benefit from use of a racing coil.  A quality replacement, such as the M&H Electric Replacement Plus Series coil (Part No. 38236) will provide outstanding performance and reliability when used with the Breakerless SE ignition.

 


Can I use an aftermarket CDI ignition box with the Breakerless SE?

The Breakerless SE will not work for triggering aftermarket CD ignition boxes such as the MSD 6AL, Crane HI-6 etc. Connection to the ignition coil is required for proper operation.


Can I use a Rev Limiter?

Most popular aftermarket RPM limiters will work with the Breakerless SE. However, it is advisable to check with the limiter's manufacturer, since third party products cannot be guaranteed by us.


Will I need to change my spark plugs to a different heat range?

The factory recommended spark plugs should be used. 


Will I need to change the gap of my spark plugs?

Plug gaps should be set to factory specifications. Increasing the plug gap will provide negligible performance gains, while increasing demand on the ignition coil.


What is the maximum operating RPM?

Maximum operating RPM is in the range of 7,000 to 8,000 RPM with the stock coil. Condition of the coil, as well as secondary ignition components (ie. spark plugs, cap, rotor, wires) and the battery voltage will ultimately determine the maximum RPM. The Breakerless SE is capable of firing at well over 10,000 RPM.


What are some of the important safety features of the Breakerless SE?

1. The SE is polarity protected against accidental reverse battery installation. 
2. The SE will withstand battery jump starts and will operate down to 6 volts to ensure cold weather starting.
3. The SE is designed to shut off 1 second after the engine stops. This feature protects the coil and ignition should the key be accidentally left in the ON position. 


 

 

 

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